Probiota Asia 2019: Probiotics, prebiotics and the emerging science behind the gut-kidney axis to be revealed

By Gary Scattergood

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The event takes place in Singapore in October.
The event takes place in Singapore in October.

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The potential for probiotics and prebiotics to deliver significant benefits to people suffering from chronic kidney conditions, and the emerging science behind the gut-kidney axis, will be the subject of a keynote presentation at our forthcoming Probiota Asia summit.

The presentation will be delivered by Dr Natarajan Ranganathan, Founder and Managing Director of Kibow Biotech Inc. The  summit takes place in Singapore from October 22-24,

Dr Ranganathan said: “Advances in technology and biology have given us bio-informatics – the ability to understand and map connections between the gut microbiome and the health of human organs including the brain, liver and kidney.

“The presentation will highlight work on the gut-kidney axis, and demonstrate that, using pre and probiotics, it is possible to bring significant benefits to patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.”

Key takeaways will include:

  • Joining the dots. How we map the gut’s connections to brain, liver and kidneys
  • Market opportunities. How strain-specific pre and probiotics could open up safe, low-cost treatment options
  • Addressing chronic kidney disease. Our experience developing a treatment innovation that slows the  progression of renal disease
  • Next steps. An overview of progress towards a treatment for renal failure

As a medical research and development professional, Dr Rangan has spent four decades working on the gut’s connections to other parts of the body and using that understanding to develop ‘outside the box’ pre and probiotic applications.

Over the last twenty years he has been pioneered our understanding of the gut microbiome, dysbiosis, and how it can be stabilised with pre and probiotics in order to treat chronic kidney disease, gout, hyperuricemia and other conditions.

Other confirmed speakers at the event, include:

  • Dr Sam Costello, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Head of IBD Research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide
  • Thomas Hayes, Analyst, Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood & Health, Lux Research
  • Dr Vineet Sharma, Associate Professor, Metagenomics and Systems Biology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India
  • Lillian Fan, Antion (Beijing) Information Consulting Co., Ltd
  • Dr Bejit Ideas, Presidenj, Japanese Society of  Anti-Ageing Nutrition
  • Rieko Shofu, Founder, Sensing Asia

This is the third year the event, organised by NutraIngredients-Asia, part of William Reed, has been held in Asia.

Regional Head of APAC at William Reed, and NutraIngredients-Asia​ Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: “After two hugely successful years, we are delighted to bring Probiota Asia back to Singapore for year three.

“In a short space of time, the event has become the region’s leading summit for industry and academia interested in the areas of probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome, and we look forward to welcoming a stellar line-up of speakers.”

A significant part of the summit will look at the link between the microbiome, nutrition, and a raft of health conditions, alongside major market insights, regulatory developments and consumer trends.

The 2019 event has already received sponsorship backing from valued partners DuPont, AB-Biotics, Morinaga, UASLabs, and Nutrasource.

To register, visit:

For sponsorship and commercial partnership queries, please contact Sue Ann Peh ​or Tim Evans.





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